Monday, December 18, 2017

NOVUHAIR Gives Back with a Holiday Bash Promo

So you've got your IG-worthy OOTDs ready and the nice gifts perfectly wrapped for your "monito" or "monita". But are you ready to flaunt your holiday-inspired hairstyle?

The heat and humidity brought by extreme weather conditions here in the Philippines though isn't really ideal for your locks making it appear flat and sweaty. Plus, our tropical climate makes it easy to dry out the hair and make it more fragile.

Surprisingly, some hair products do more harm than good depending on their chemical contents. From shampoo to conditioner and hair treatment, down to styling goods to groom it to your liking, their harsh synthetic materials jeopardise the natural oil and luster of your mane.

As they say, you are what you eat. But did you know that your could eat your way to get a fabulous crowning glory? Your diet must consist of the correct balance of vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all that it needs to become shiny and strong. Practice self discipline and avoid overindulging especially in gastronomic feasts which are widespread this time of the year. Be careful on what you take in and keep in mind that it's also what feeds your 'do.

Another tip to keep your tresses looking good is to prevent being stressed. Never put pressure on yourself just to please everyone. Just take it easy, let your hair down and party all night long.

In this time of gratitude, NOVUHAIR makes everyday "a good hair day" for its valued patrons with its Christmas and Year-End Promo. Get an extra NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo in 200ml worth P1,040 for FREE if you buy a NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack at participating WATSONS stores nationwide (DOH-FDA CCRR Permit No.: 967 s. 2017).

It's a good deal since it is packed with 19 natural ingredients -- mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor nutrients --- NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion does not only help prevent the hair fall malady, but also aids in stimulating hair growth. NOVUHAIR helps prevent hair loss, improve overall appearance, promote nourishment and rejuvenation. It is clinically-tested and proven safe and effective.

Choose the best with this Christmas and Year-End promo. Whether it's a luxury gift for your loved ones, or a self-indulgent treat for you, NOVUHAIR has the perfect gift to inspire and keep you party-ready this Holiday season, while providing you with the ultimate styling result.

To know more about NOVUHAIR, you may visit their website at or follow their Facebook Page at

For other inquiries, you can call them at 413-6570 or 0922-8830575.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Great Argan Sale Year 2 Happening on Nailaholics!

The weather this season is so unpredictable, sometimes it swings from sunny and humid to cold and wet in minutes. Not good as it dries out the skin and frizzes up the hair.

Of course, eating healthy (a lot of greens, water, and fiber), getting enough sleep and a lot of exercise help. Unfortunately, the season to be merry, jolly, and bright is just around the corner, and it will prove nearly impossible to say no to all the revelry. IF a big part of your New Year's Resolution is to look good, here’s a helpful insider tip: Argan oil

One of the things I've learned working as an intern in a top local beauty company is that Argan oil is AMAZING. I've personally tested a bunch of product with Argan oil and it consistently did well to revive my very damaged hair. Lately, I have found out that it's not only good for the hair but it also does wonders to your skin!

What's so special about Argan oil?
- It's gathered from trees that grow in the southern region of Morocco.
- Argan oil is a rich blend of antioxidants, vitamin A and E, polyunsaturated fat, and essential fatty acid.
- It’s literally food for hair and skin. It eases inflammation, and gives it a boost of moisture from within that lends itself to an inner glow—the hallmark of healthy skin.

What's so nice about Argan oil is it's a versatile product, you could get all its benefits by just mixing a few drops of into your trusty, go-to beauty products or by directly applying it onto your skin. I've even seen a lot of DIY home remedies uses online with this product. No wonder it's dubbed as THE miracle oil!

Since it's the season of giving, I'm letting you in on another insider tip: you can get a free 50 ml bottle for every purchase of one 100 ml Argan Oil bottle at any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa branch. Perfect for the holidays!

Their 100 ml Argan oil bottle is regularly priced at Php 1,390. Now you get to take home more with the Great Argan Sale, giving you a savings of Php 790 which is the original price of your free 50 ml Argan oil bottle.

Here's the catch! This exclusive promotion runs only from November 28 to Dec 12, 2017, so you better hurry! It’s a small price to pay for a product that can serve as your night time moisturizer, a skin toner, makeup remover, whole body moiturizer, leave-in hair conditioner and can also be a cure for acne, stretchmarks and razor bumps and burns.

According to the Brand Manager of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, Lorraine Baterina - “It’s important to note though that you get the real deal. So be sure to get it from somewhere that has a longstanding reputation of reliability and quality. It’s the concentration of Argan oil that allows you to receive all its benefits, so make sure you’re getting it from a brand that can be trusted when they say that they are giving you a bottle with no artificial preservatives”

For more information on Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa's promos, you may visit their website at Or follow their Facebook Page at Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, Twitter @_nailaholics and Instagram @_nailaholics.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Hey Sugar Waxing Salon: Now Open in Robinsons Galleria

One of the perks of living in the Philippines is having endless access to the sun all year-round. However, it has its disadvantages too.. When you have the choice to head to the beach or pool any time of the year, you're expected to maintain a smooth and flawless Victoria's Secret body constantly when you slip into a bikini. It's difficult and exhausting keep up and to fit in with others expectations of beauty. Not everyone is blessed with fuzz-free skin.

Here's a good news for the ladies in the North, this hairy issue can certainly be sorted out by a quick appointment to your nearest waxing salon no matter what season. At Hey Sugar Waxing Salon, they make all-natural and 100% sugar grooming options accessible to clients of all shapes and sizes. They use 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax - a gentler but no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free. Giving the clients the much needed TLC that they need while making sure they also feel fabulous about themselves as well.

Another reason to book your appointment is Hey Sugar's interiors are so IG worthy. Ever corner looks so warm, inviting and discreet. The place is ideal for the sensitive beauty services that the customer will be getting since it so clean there and the materials they use are sterilized ensuring that perfect pampering moment.

Let your worries disappear and rest easy, knowing that you're in the hands of expert aestheticians who are trained to deliver only the best results. For newbies, this means you can easily ask your aesthetician any questions about the process and advantages of sugar waxing and get a clear answer; for veterans, you know you will step out of your appointment knowing there's no other place that can give you the same results using all-organic hair removal methods.

According to Hey Sugar's Marketing Head, Arvin A. Amaro - “We strive to bring reliable and fast services, but also connect with our customers—it’s a very personal grooming procedure, after all, and we are dedicated to making customers happy and comfortable. Clients expect quality service, superior treatments and affordable prices but not at the expense of a warm and comfortable environment—and that’s exactly what we have waiting for them here

Want some sugar? Head on to Hey Sugar, the all-natural waxing destination now open at Robinsons Galleria!

Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon currently has 33 locations nationwide, including in Unimart Greenhills, Ayala Malls Centrio CDO, UP Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM Bicutan, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Bacolod, SM Calamba, and our newest branch Hey Sugar Robinsons Galleria. 

For more information on Hey Sugar's services and nearest branches. Follow their Facebook Page heysugarwaxingph, Twitter heysugar_waxing and Instagram heysugar_waxingsalon. Or you may call them for bookings at 940-9592 or text 09366420530.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Ragnarok Journey PH: Grand Launch Party

I've never thought this day would ever happen! If you've known me very well you already know that I'm a long time Ragnarok Online fan. I used to play ALOT starting from the beta days (probably before 2000) up until 2014. It became a huge chunk of my childhood memory and I've even got to know a lot of friends along the way. I could also vividly remember working part-time at our internet shop and saving up my allowance just so I could purchase top-up cards to play the game. That's how addicting it was!

Unfortunately, I can't play the newly launched Ragnarok Online now since my Macbook can't run the program. I know, it sucks. I don't even want to bother putting up Bootcamp or Parallels since it would likely slow down my laptop. 

However, last Sunday I had my prayers answered! I got to attend the Ragnarok Journey Grand Party hosted by Gravity Co. Ltd and ELITE Global Sourcing Inc. There's a new way to play this popular MMORPG without having to download and installing a client. Ragnarok Journey lets you play anytime, anywhere just by using a browser!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

National Pampering Day 2017 at Nailaholics Gateway

As much as we've love to save and do our own mani-pedi, nothing is more relaxing than to have a professional do it for you. I always end up having to cut mine too short because I did them unevenly. Imagine how fulfilling it is to just sit back and enjoy having them filed to your ideal nail shape without any care in the world. The best part? I had my manicure done for FREE during the National Pampering Day at the top nail salon, Nailaholics!

Yup, I didn't let the transport strike and my dental appointment hold me down from missing out on this annual event!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Freebie Alert: #NationalPamperingDay

Okay! Now that I got your attention, it's that awaited time of the year again! Mark your calendars as Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa will be pampering everyone on a national scale on October 17, 2017! We all knew how grand the nationwide celebration of relaxation was last year so they'll be bringing it back bigger and better this year!

Last year, The National Pampering Day was a huge hit as everyone was treated to a manicure service and a stress relieving hand massage from 10 AM to 12 NN on all Nailaholics branches nationwide. This year will be different as everyone will be treated to a free service of their choice: a soothing manicure, calming foot spa or a relaxing foot massage.

According to the Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, Arvin Amaro he believes that "We Filipinos are very hardworking in any given aspect of our lives and a nation of energetic and industrious people best deserves real pampering once in a while. This year, as Nailaholics celebrates the 2nd National Pampering Day, we go deeper and dedicate this to everyone and remind them to take it slow, take it easy, zone out and relax for a while."

He also added that "With last year's success of the National Pampering Day, we are back this year with a bigger and much more enjoyable day of pampering. In partnership with the number one salon brand and most beloved nail lacquer brand in the world, O.P.I, National Pampering Day 2017 will accommodate more guests with the extension of pampering time until 1 PM. Also, the best thing about this year's National Pampering Day is that it will be in support to World Vision, The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Save Philippine Seas."

Help save the world while getting your nails done? Totally awesome. Save the date and get ready to relax! Head down and unwind at any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa brand on October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) from 10 AM to 1 PM and get yourself a free relaxing manicure, foot spa or foot massage.

I've been there last year and I really think you shouldn't miss out on this once a year only treat at the country's top destination or relaxation and real pampering! Let Nailaholics' skilled nail technicians take care of you for a little while and walk out of this Hamptons-inspired nail salon feeling refreshed and ready to bring it on again. See you there!

For more information on Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa's services and nearest branches, you may visit their website at Want to stay updated on their latest promos? Follow their Facebook Page at Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, Twitter @_nailaholics and Instagram @_nailaholics.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

The 1st National Swap Meet: For Collectors, By Collectors

Collectors unite for the biggest gathering of all kinds in the country! Mark your calendars and get ready for the 1st National Swap Meet: For Collectors, By Collectors that will be happening on August 25-27, 2017 at Function Halls 1-3, SMX Aura, City of Taguig.

The event will be showcasing a vast display of various collectibles like toys, action figures, antiques, vintage items, books, prints, and unique curiosities await serious collectors and hobbyists for purchase, swap or auction. Other than that, an exciting program of activities provides entertainment, fun and games, while various talks and workshops provide gainful information and new ideas in the world of collecting as a hobby. Because of these, the venue becomes an ideal rendezvous for collectors meeting other collectors of similar interests.

The best part? The Philippine Toy Groups Association will donate toys for the children of Marawi though their initiative the "Toys For Marawi." The 1st National Swap Meet exercises social responsibility through this activity by aiming to address the pressing need for mental stimulation and psychological healing for the children traumatized by the ongoing conflict in Marawi.

The Philippine Star reports that according to Vice Gov. Haroun Al-Rashid Lucman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), trauma therapists have recommended the distribution of toys to children now in cramped conditions at evacuation centers. “There are non-government organizations and peace-advocacy groups that can help us out on this. Any help shall be highly appreciated,” said Lucman, who is also a Maranao and ARMM’s social welfare secretary. 

 “We are knocking on the hearts of parents and children in peaceful regions to donate used toys, but not toy guns or anything of the sort,” added ARMM health secretary Kadil Sinolinding Jr. 

 Toys For Marawi donation boxes will be placed around the event area so that visitors get the opportunity to bring toys they once loved and give it new life by sharing to others. The event organizers urge everyone to help and support this cause, as even the smallest act of charity creates a ripple that impacts the greater good.

The 1st National Swap Meet is produced and organized by ArtisteSpace in collaboration with Philippine Toy Groups Association and the invaluable support of its partners – The Dark Knight PH, Toy Collector’s Lounge, SHFiguarts Philippines, Southside Transformers, Robot Pilipinas, The Mighty CollecTHORS PH, Red Toys, P.D.O.S., Digimon PH Collectors Club, TS 118, PH Star Wars Empire, Playmobil Collectors Philippines, Southern Dollies, Doll Collectors Swap & Sell, Dollvisoria, Barbie Filipino Friends, From Famous to Forgotten Super Robot, Vintage Voltes V DX Collection, Monogatari Series Philippines, MUSICars, PinoyLUG, Toy Collectors of Cavite United, Macross PH, KeithG Bricks, Voltes V Int’l Fan Page, SICness PH, DC Collectors Philippines, Pinoy Batman Kolektors, Gunpla Chuva, POSK & Juansix+ Let’s Volt In Group, DCPH, Comic Artists, Robot Collectors Haven, 3A Manila, Pinoy MInimates and sponsors – GSM, San Jose Builders, Taters and Chimara.

For more information on ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities, visit the website at


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sakroots X BDJ Passion Series: Dream To Live

It's been a while since I've last attended a BDJ event. So far this is the only one I attended this year other than the BDJ Women's Summit. When I first saw this event poster online, I didn't hesitate to sign up since I always wanted to learn how to make my own dreamcatcher. I wanted one of my own when I was a kid, but I could never find any at the malls before. Buying a dreamcatcher is easy. Learning to make one yourself? Priceless!

Fortunately, I was one of the lucky (15) fifteen Bellas to score an invite at the Sakroots X BDJ Passion Series: Dream To Live. The event was held last August 12 in The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on 3/F, Garden Wing Area at Trinoma. The event was split into two, the first part was an inspiring talk about being ready and inspired to dream while the second part was a hands-on workshop on how to create your own dreamcatchers.

Passion Talks with Shai Lagarde

Writer, Media Producer, Youth Counselor and Style Blogger - Shai Lagarde tells us how she transformed herself from a simple province girl with huge dreams to an award winning goal-getter.

What I truly admire from her talk is how dedicated and disciplined she is in managing her time to get things done. She honest in telling us how dreams would only work if you do. For example: By "mapping" your dreams early, you won't get easily lost when you're working on it. I love the fruitful talk and I hope that I could absorb all the tips that we've learned from her.

Dreamcatcher Weaving Workshop with Alecka Eclarino

Owner of Crafterina Handmade - Alecka Eclarino spills all her trade secrets on how to weave your own dreamcatcher. The first part of the workshop was an introduction on how dreamcatchers came about. It is said that the legend of the dreamcatcher originated from the Ojibwa Tribe (Chippewa) where they believed that night is full of both good and bad dreams. When a dreamcatcher is hanged above the place where you sleep, it moves freely in the night air and catches the dreams as they drift by. The good dreams, knowing their way, pass through the opening in the center of the webbing. While the bad dreams, not knowing the way, are caught in the webbing and destroyed at the first light.

From there, we started weaving our own dreamcatchers using the supplied materials. I love how Ms. Alecka is very engaging with all her students. I swear, she assists everyone so that we could all finish our artworks together.

At first, I REALLY had a hard time doing mine because I tend to get stressed-out if my crafts aren't that "perfect". Maybe it's my perfectionist-artist-afraid-of-creating-disappointing-artworks that's annoying me but I've came to accept from Ms. Alecka that some of the imperfections do make an interesting impact on the dreamcatchers itself. That's what makes our creations unique, there's no wrong or right way of doing it... but of course you still need to get the structure right. Again, It's a bit tricky at first but I'm starting to get the hang of it.

Throughout the workshop, they were judging the best dreamcatcher (in terms of aesthetics / skill / speed) from the bunch. Here's the winning creation:

The talks didn't just leave us food for thought, we were also full from the delicious sandwiches and indulgent drinks from CBTL. The servings were so big that we had to share them, some even had theirs for take out!

All in all, it was a well-spent afternoon and I enjoyed every part of it. There was never a dull moment and I wish the workshop time was longer. Nevertheless, we got to take home a Sakroots bag with goodies like a Crafterina Handmade Kit so that we could make ours at home instead. Can't wait to start on a bigger one! Will let you ladies know how it turns out when it's done! To the dreamers out there, cheers!


Monday, July 31, 2017

Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon Opens at Unimart Greenhills + 5 Reasons Why You Should Go Organic

Hey ladies! Are you one of those girls whose motto is "Kilay Is Life?" If you are, I feel you... Most of my friends would spill how they could NEVER leave the house without their brows on fleek! That of which I totally understand because your brows could definitely make or break your FOTD. Don't believe me? Here are some pictures to support this claim:
And who could ever forget that article from Cosmopolitan Philippines on how our local celebrities would look like if they had 90s eyebrows on?

Being a woman is hard. We have to deal with society's unrealistic expectations especially when it comes to beauty. Seriously, women aren't supposed to be born hairless!

The desire to be hairless paves the way for different kinds of hair removal. What people don't know is hair removal isn't just all about the hair, but you also have to take into account your skin as well. For example, people with sensitive skin are strongly advised not to use depilatory creams.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nailaholics Opens at Unimart Greenhills + Tips To Make Your Manicure & Pedicure Last Longer

I don't know about you girls but whenever I see a set of hands with a great manicure, the first thing that comes to mind is "I bet this girl has the luxury of time AND money!" Time because whether if it's done in a salon or DIY, not everyone can drop what they're doing to have their digits painted on. Money because a good manicure doesn't come cheap. As the phrase goes, "time is money". For me, having control of both leaves a good impression. Now that's letting your hands do the talking!

So earlier, my boyfriend's cousin Jam just got a mani-pedi amidst the upcoming storm. Worried that her foot got wet from the rain because of the possible germs that could get infected with. I told her, "What else should you get worried about other than leptospirosis?". Then she proceeds to tell me that you could get ingrown nails. Or worse -- hepatitis or HIV if the tools their used aren't properly cleaned and sanitized. Crazy right? That's why I don't like anyone touching my nails for that matter.

I'm very particular with my nails, I don't like my cuticles getting bled or merthiolate staining my tips. Seriously, I'd rather do my own nails than risk getting a botched mani from an unknown place.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ooh La Lash Opens At Unimart Greenhills + Helpful Trivias About Eyelash Extensions!

I'm not born with dark double lashes like Elizabeth Taylor. When I was young, they've even resorted to trimming these short fringes in hopes of having it grow longer and thicker. You name it, volumizing mascaras, curling mascaras, lengthening mascaras, waterproof /water-based mascaras and even 3d fiber lash mascaras I have already experimented with just to achieve that. On some special occasions I'd even go all out and adorn my peepers with a set of falsies. I usually wear false lashes with invisible clear bands so it wouldn't look as fake and feel heavy.

Along with other beauty bloggers, I got invited to the Grand Opening of Ooh La Lash, Hey Sugar and Nailaholics at their newest branch in Unimart, Greenhills (Mezzanine Level) last Friday. Nothing prepared me for what was going to happen! I know I wasn't blessed with beautiful, long thick lashes AND I wasn't sure if I was ready for such a commitment but.. I GOT MY EYELASH EXTENSIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Art Enthusiasts Rejoice As The Craft Central Opens In The North!

When I was a little kid, I would sneak through my dad's office supplies (to get clean bond papers) so that I can create my own "comic books" since I'm often stuck with scratch papers for my hobby. Scratch papers aren't really my thing. But that's already a thing of the past! Now, the only dilemma I have to encounter is "what specific material should I get for my artwork?" Right?

Here's an exciting news for all the Northern creatives in the art community. The Craft Central, home to over 110 talented artists, crafters and art brands opens its 2nd store in The Block, SM North EDSA! And it's even bigger and brighter than its pioneer store in Greenbelt 5!

What first started off as a little online shop in 2014, expanded into retail store as it opened its first branch at Greenbelt last year. That has also won the Most Promising Retailer Award for Greenbelt. Today, The Craft Central is marking another milestone by opening in one of the biggest mall in the Metro, SM North EDSA.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: London at Your Fingertips with Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa

I'm sure most of us who grew up in the Pacific will agree that getting to travel the Western World is on everyone's bucket list. Where do I even start? There's a lot of beautiful cities in Europe waiting to be explored, a top European destination seems to be on everyone's mind is no other than the beautiful city of London.

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London is the third biggest city in Europe and is the home to some of the world's best attractions and activities. It can't be helped not to gush in awe and admiration when you're able to wander through one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Here's some of the fun activities to add on your London tour checklist:

1.) Experience a place that is sprawling with enriching galleries and museums which everyone can visit for free.

2.) Hop on London’s famous double-decker bus for an effortless sight-seeing tour and for a more thrilling way to view this splendid city, hover above while in the London Eye.

3.) With all that there is to see in this majestic city, one cannot miss out the striking Big Ben and Nelson’s Column – landmarks that almost complete a London trip but there is still so much more to discover.

These and more are in store for the loyal customers of the country’s number one nail salon and pampering destination. Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa chose London as the perfect destination for relaxation and pampering with their “Escape to London” promo.

According to the Brand Manager of Nailaholics, Ms. Lorraine Baterina: “It is our top priority to provide the best and real pampering experience to our customers. We want to show how we value them and in an effort to show our appreciation and gratitude for their support and loyalty. Last year we gave out a Maldives getaway and this year, we are going further and treat them with a chance to win a free trip to the enchanting city of London”

It’s time to grab the chance to walk the streets of London with your mate in exchange of a genuine pampering experience. How? By simply availing any of Nailaholics’ pampering packages starting from June 1 to September 30, 2017, a customer is entitled to a raffle entry for a chance to win a getaway vacation of 5 days and 4 nights to London for two!

Stay tuned to find out more exciting and rewarding promotions from Nailaholics by visiting its website at and Facebook Page

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Contact Lens Review: Lenspop Bunny 3 Color Green

Of all the contact lenses I've worn, one of the most loved pair would be the GEO Tri-color Green (CM-903). Not only does my friends really love them on me but I've also worn them to death as well! Now here's a random discovery that will make some of my readers happy...

 I found a similar looking pair at Klenspop! Introducing its more "demure" twin, the Lenspop Bunny 3 Color Green. If the name sounds familiar, I have reviewed the Gray version of this previously here.

I also have my hands on the Blue version of this, so you better watch out for that review as well!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Head of the Family: Not Just A Provider, But A Father

Imagine working in a world where time seems to just past by and where almost everything changes instantly. Think of having to keep up with an environment where it costs a lot to stop or even slow down for a while. Sound taxing, right? What more of prioritizing the welfare of everybody in the household on top of it all.

But every head of the family doesn’t mind about it. Fathers are said to be the pillars of our homes. They toil sun up to sun down to give our needs and desires.

Some of them go abroad with tears in their eyes because they will be physically separated from their families. However, there is a certain joy in their hearts knowing that they will be able to provide for their loved ones back home.

To honor these gallant paternal men and let them feel how extraordinary they are and important their sacrifices are for their families, Father’s Day has been a yearly universal event. As we mark again this special occasion on Sunday, June 18, 2017, our applause and recognition will never be enough to show them how grateful we are to have them in our lives.

Our dads, together with our moms, take good care of us the moment we’re born. They are the ones who provide everything we need for our everyday lives. From infancy up to adulthood, they feed and clothe us.

As we take our initial baby steps, our patriarchs guide and lead us in the right direction. When we stumble and fall, they assist us to rise and move on. In times of danger or any threat, they shield us from any harm.

All of these, they do out of unconditional love. Their selflessness, though, has its own toll. Working tirelessly could lead to high levels of stress constantly and problems not only mentally, but physically, too. So better watch out for the signs.

Has tatay been constantly complaining about losing strands and strands of his hair every day? Or maybe has he been searching for a way on how to get them to grow back?

According to the hair loss statistics conducted by Statistic Brain in the year 2016, 40 percent of men experience noticeable mane vanishing as early as age 35. And as per the American Hair Loss Association, there are a couple of different factors that cause excessive hair fall, one being extreme degree of stress.

Nutramedica Inc. introduced a revolutionary product that aims to address this problem: NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss. Being the only topical scalp lotion in the country that is made from 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients all working synergistically, it’s perfect for all the heads of the family out there, be they biological or not.

NOVUHAIR is proven effective and safe to help prevent and stop the progression of hair loss and, at the same time, help promote locks’ growth. Simply spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion onto the scalp and massage for 5-10 minutes. Voila, it penetrates deeply into the roots, which helps rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the natural moisture of the hair.

Still have no idea on what to give him on his big day? Well, NOVUHAIR might not be the most expensive gift to impress him, but the most valuable present he could ever have. This nature’s answer to hair loss provides him the chance to be ahead already in preventing his “crowning glory” from receding in the near future.

So, head on to all leading stores nationwide and get a dose of this breakthrough product. NOVUHAIR is also available in shampoo and conditioner formats to further complement the benefits of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion. NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. You may also order NOVUHAIR online at

Facebook Page: Novuhair Official
Twitter: @NovuhairNatural
Instagram: @novuhairofficial
Hotline: 413-65-70 / 09228830575


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Beyond Innovations Warehouse Sale: Discounts Up To 70% Off

As a creative, my work requires me to be inspired regardless if I'm into the project I'm dealing with or not. Creative blocks sucks. How do I stay motivated? For me, I'm more productive when I'm listening to my favorite set of songs on Spotify or listen to the radio.

Whether you prefer working out to pop music or singing your hearts out to classical music in the shower. Music is an essential part of life.

One of my pet peeves = low quality earphones. I'd hate to admit it but the "thrifty" side of me would prefer buying an affordable set of entry-level earphones every year as opposed to splurging on an expensive high quality one that would probably last way way longer. Not a practical choice, but what's a cheapskate like me to do?

Now here's a great news for all you audiophiles out there. Beyond Innovations will be having its Warehouse sale featuring brands such as JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG and Booq among others. 
Take note: the sale will feature discounts of up to 70% off!

Want dibs on the best pieces? Get your wallets ready as The Warehouse Sale will be happening on July 1-2, 2017 at the Circulo Verde Multi Purpose Hall, Bagumbayan, Quezon City. Scheduled time will be 11 am to 6 pm for Saturday and 9 am to 6 pm for Sunday.

Sounds good, right? Hope to see you there!!!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hair Diaries: Summer Hair Care Tips by Novuhair

It is totally undeniable that going to the beach and mountain climbing are some of the popular activities for most people's itinerary specially this summer. It can't be helped, since the Philippines has a lot of beautiful tourist destinations to offer.

As much as we'd like to enjoy or try everything under the sun... did you know that spending extended hours exposed to the sun can pose serious danger to your hair and scalp? Yes, the same UV rays that brings damage to your skin without proper protection can equally hurt your hair and scalp.

2 months ago, I had my hair bleached twice in one sitting to achieve a color level 10. On top of that, a month after that, I had it dyed grey. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. But just as I've expected, bleached hair takes a lot of work to maintain. 

Trust me, the texture of your hair will never be as the same as it is. It's more prone to breakage and damage, that's why I made my sweet time to do a bit of research on how to manage treated hair properly.

Monday, April 17, 2017


April 6-8, 2017 was a busy day for all foodies and food entrepreneur as Madrid Fusion 2017 took place at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.  The whole place was like a hive, buzzing with activities and people.

Part of the Region 10 contingent was the product from Clarin, Misamis Occidental – the various sticky rice cakes or suman ng Clarin.  Nearly all 17 flavors were displayed for tasting and sold in the 3-day event.  ASEC Fredrick Alegre, along with some visitors, was wowed with the number of flavors that Clarin was able to showcase during Madrid Fusion, knowing that this is the first time that the said municipality has joined in this kind of event.  The flavors of Clarin’s suman were as follows:

Mango – sticky rice with ripe mango slices, cooked in coconut milk and sugar.
Pinya – sticky rice with ripe pineapple slices, cooked in coconut milk and sugar.
Durian – sticky rice with durian slivers, cooked in coconut milk and sugar.  The durian’s strong scent is not present, making this a delightful way of enjoying the fruit.
Tsokalate – sticky rice with tablea made into a spread, cooked with coconut milk and sugar; making this rich in local flavors.
Tsokolate with Mani – similar to tsokolate with added with peanut flavor coming from processed peanut spread.  Also cooked in coconut milk and sugar.
Moron – a classic suman in the Visayan region. 
Balintawak – created in honor of a place where it was made, this sticky rice goodness is with coconut meat made sweet by cooked coconut milk/oil (latik).
Classic – this is your standard sticky rice, wrapped in leaves and cooked using coconut milk and sugar.
Carrot – with shredded carrots made into a slightly sweet paste, this is mixed into the sticky rice and then wrapped in leaves before being cooked in coconut milk and sugar.
Ube – another root crop common in the area, the purple yam is made into a semi-sweet paste that is mixed with the sticky rice before being wrapped in leaves.  Cooked with coconut milk and sugar.
Keso/Queso – slices of cheese are added into the sticky rice mix and then cooked with coconut milk and sugar.  The cheese melts into the sticky rice making it more creamier in each bite.
Choco Moron – the classic suman of the Visayas region with chocolate jame added into it.  Cooked in coconut milk and sugar mixture.
Buko –  sticky rice with strings of young coconut meat added into the mixture.  It is also cooked with coconut milk and sugar, making it slightly sweet and delicate.
Peanut – this is your locally processed peanuts, finely grounded and made into a near paste in texture then added into the sticky rice mixture before being wrapped in fresh banana leaves.  Cooked with coconut milk and sugar, this suman creation is both delicate and with a crunch.
Latik -  the sweetened form of the coconut milk, cooked till dark in color and then added into the sticky rice mixture before being cooked in coconut milk and sugar.
Adlai – two types of rice mixture was used in this suman.  One is your standard sticky rice and another is one that is high in fiber.  This suman creation can be considered  healthy because of the high fiber content that helps in the digestion of food.
Langka/Nangka – slivers of ripe langka (visayan: nangka), is place into the sticky rice and then wrapped in fresh banana leaves before being cook in their standard coconut milk-sugar mixture. 

People can’t have enough of this sticky rice mixture that some even came back to buy more of it.  They can’t believe that you can have that many variations of sticky rice creations and still be delicious and true to the nature of suman.   Such were the feedback given especially during the 3rd-day Regional Lunch, which was attended by all the delegates present in the event.

As of the moment, this sticky rice cake creation can be bought in the House of Suman in Clarin, Misamis Occidental.  For further inquiries regarding the product, you can reach the PR/Social Media team of TBDC thru 09778400606 (Kezia Noblia – Account Director).


Madrid Fusion 2017, the biggest food event of the year, went into a spin as Region 10 brought in the best of the province in a variety of kakanin.  With Regional Director Marie Elaine S. Unchuan of the Department of Tourism (DOT) leading the way, Region 10 aimed to win the heart and stomach of all attendees of the event, local and foreigner alike.

With this year’s delivery of the best delicacies from the region, RD Unchuan aimed to let people knew that there is gastronomic wonder of the region.  The delegations are as follow:  RD Marie Elaine S. Unchuan - DOT10, Josephine H. Roque – DOT 10 Focal Person, Leonila S. Arguelles – Kitchen Focal Person, Chef Benzar Aradani , Camille Ambalario – Chef’s Assistant , Nelia B. Lee (Food Sponsor), Agnes Garcia Sue (Food Sponsor – Clarin, Misamis Occidental), Mayor Clive Quino and Mrs. Rina Quino (Food Sponsor -Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon) with other DOT 10 personnel.  

People were won over by the delicious suman from Clarin, Misamis Occidental, the crunchy peanut brittle, the delicate pastel by Vjandep from Camiguin, that grated young corn delicacy called binaki  and chicharon from CDO, the peanut goodness of Cheding’s from Iligan City and the sweet pineapples of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.  Paired off with it were the various coffee goodness of the region.  Not only are delicacies featured but also the Humba de Oro and Ostrich Salpicao; two dishes displayed during the regional lunch last April 8 under the careful hands of Chef Benzar Aradani.

A good number of gastronomic wonders are to be expected and seen at this year’s Madrid Fusion.  Region 10 was all set to give and serve their own tongue-wonder creations and win the hearts of people to come and explore and taste what they have to offer as a region, as a province and as Mindanao.

Truly more than what is known about Region 10.  From point to point of the region, the whole Region 10 DOT was ready to wow those in the event with what they were presenting in the 3-days event.  From Bukidnon to Misamis Occidental, a good selection of delicacies was presented as part of the

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